All about arguments

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An argument has two parts! The conclusion-part. The part that tries to support or prove it—the premise-part. Often the conclusion of one argument is a premise in a second argument

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phl320 r2 critical thinking ch02Chapter 2All about arguments! 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.God exists.Is this an argument?NOT! 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati2Obviously God exists.Is this an argument?NOT! 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati3I believe in God. I grew up ina religious family.Is this an argument?NOT! 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati4I believe in God becauseI grew up in a religiousfamily.Is this an argument?NOT! 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati5God exists. After all,something had to create theuniverse.Is this an argument?Yah! 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati6See?An argument has two parts!The conclusion-part.The part that tries to support orprove itthe premise-part. 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati7Often the conclusion of oneargument is a premise in asecond argument.The engine burns oil.Therefore, it will be expensive to fix.Therefore we should buy a new car. 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati8Another complication>>>>>>> 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati9Arguments can have anunstated premise! 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati10You aced the midterm;therefore, you will pass thecourse.Unstated assumption (premise):People who ace the midterm willpass the course. 2012 McGraw-Hill Higher Educati11A conclusion may also beimplied:You aced

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